Possible to send PPE to India Makerspaces / Hackerspaces? Maybe we can help…

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We are trying to see what is possible for sending PPE to India, there are export issues and I’m not sure a way around it or if we can work directly with a Makerspace/Hackerspace to help. I’m also not sure if sending PPE is the most useful thing we can do.

If you or someone in the community can pass this along, know details, or anything else – please let us know. Post a comment here, or email [email protected]

On Sat April 24, “India reported 349,691 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, the fourth day in a row the country has set a world record for daily infections. The country also reported its highest daily death toll for the ninth consecutive day, adding 2,767 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The country of 1.3 billion people has logged over a million new cases in the past three days, bringing its pandemic totals up to 16.9 million recorded cases of the coronavirus, including 192,311 deaths.”

I emailed our contacts and folks we know in the region and will let folks know what/if we hear back. It looks like oxygen, meds, and vaccines are needed the most but we’ll see 🙁

Some folks on the ground have let us know the following…

…the real challenge we’re facing is with oxygen cylinders. Makers together are figuring a way to decentralise manufacture open source oxygen concentrators – ( https://oxikit.com/ ) .

…Meanwhile Makers Asylum, the makerspace has started a crowdfunding campaign for the same – M19 MOXI Kits – Open Source Oxygen Concentrator #BananaShuruKaro #MadeinIndia

Helpful thread with action/info – Twitter.

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